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Report: Coventry 0-3 Spurs

Posted on 28 October 2003  - 12:00

U17 Academy South

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Reading U17s 1-2 Spurs

Jimmy Neighbour was delighted with his side's second half recovery against Reading.

Trailing 1-0 at the break, a cracker from Danny Stevens (pictured) and a penalty from Stuart Lewis just four minutes from time secured the points.

Coach Jimmy said: "We were 1-0 down at half-time and didn't play very well at all, we didn't create enough chances and defensively we didn't look sound.

"We needed to do a lot better in the second half and to be fair to the boys, they responded well. The lads played well, created loads of chances and eventually took two.

"Danny Stevens struck a great goal on the volley from the edge of the box and then Scott Thyer was brought down in the box for a penalty and Stuart Lewis scored from the spot.

"It was nice to see us come back. It was a poor goal to give away, from a corner and we don't generally defend set-pieces very well. That's something we have to learn to do better on.

"Having said all that, second half we played well, passed it well, created lots of chances and the character they showed was much better than the first.

"Overall, the first half wasn't a good performance, the second half was."

Spurs U17s: Forecast, Kyriacou, Wright, Lee, Riley, Peprah, Maghoma, Lewis, Thyer, Stevens, Daniels (Dawkins, 55). Unused subs: Button, Seanle.